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  • Goldman

    Jul 24, 2024

    Ricky Dale Goldman, 70, of Dorchester, Ill., passed away at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center in Gillespie on Monday, July 15, 2024. He was born Aug. 27, 1953, in Aurora, Ill., the son of the Late Dale and Jean (Castner) Goldman. He married Karen S. (Graham) Goldman, of Dorchester, on Feb. 21, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives. He was a truck driver and he grew up farming with his dad. Ricky collected tractors and watched racing. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed old cars, and motorcycles. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time...

  • Robertson

    Jul 24, 2024

    Glenda Rae Robertson, 85, of Benld, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. She was born Aug. 18, 1938 in Staunton the daughter of the Late William and Marie (Stieglitz) Probst. She married Kenneth E. Robertson on Feb. 1, 1958 in Staunton and he preceded her in death on March 22, 2005. She was a nurse's aide for St. Francis Hospital. Glenda enjoyed bowling and she loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her two children, Terry (Debbie) Robertson, Benld, and Tina (Bob) Link, Gillespie; three...

  • Schaefer

    Jul 24, 2024

    Lloyd E. Schaefer, 96, of Prairietown, passed away on July 19, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Schaefer, Prairietown; two daughters, Alicia (Todd) Kelly, Edwardsville, and Jennifer (Dean) Halusan, Prairietown; four grandchildren, Olivia Halusan, Ian and Evan Kelly, and Owen Halusan; many family members and friends also survive. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, and two sisters. According to his wishes, a private family funeral and committal service will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in P...

  • Carney

    Jul 24, 2024

    Le Roy E. Carney, 63, of Litchfield, passed away at his residence on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. He was born March 3, 1955 in Litchfield the son of the Late Earl and Della Mae (Henry) Carney. He married Laura Mae (Rolland) Carney, of Litchfield, and she survives. He was a retired steel worker. Le Roy enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, riding his motorcycle and being with family. He was a member of the Road Riders for Jesus of St. Charles, Mo. He is survived by his five children, Robert Conway, Bunker Hill, Brian (Kara) Conway, Bunker Hill, Ted...

  • Fritzsche

    Jul 24, 2024

    Debra Kay Fritzsche, 71, passed away at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Virden on Friday, July 5, 2024. She was born in Litchfield on April 26,1953 the daughter of the Late Roy “Scotty” and Mildred (Niehaus) Fritzsche. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and Mt. Olive High School graduating with the class of 1971. She was employed at Roller Derby Skate Corporation and Schutt Manufacturing as a laborer in Litchfield. Debra was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive. She loved to go fishing in her free tim...

  • Showalter

    Jul 24, 2024

    Nancy Sue Showalter, 72, of Gillespie, passed away at Anderson Hospital in Maryville on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. She was born Nov. 16, 1951 in Granite City to the Late George Emerson and Georgia M. (Ruble) Reisinger. On July 22, 1969, she and Michael E. Showalter were married in Madison, Ill., and he survives. Nancy was a member of the Assembly of God church. She had a special heart for people with special needs. She worked with developmentally disabled and neurodivergent individuals throughout her career at a residential facility, a workshop...

  • Shreve

    Jul 24, 2024

    Richard "Dick" Wayne Shreve, 83, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2024. He was born July 9, 1941 the son of the Late Glenn and Harriet (Plopper) Shreve. He married Cynthia (Fyfe) on Aug. 6, 1965 and she survives. He served his country as a proud U.S. Marine from 1960 to 1964 with the last two years being spent overseas in Atsugi, Japan. He attended and graduated Mt. Olive High School with the class of 1959, where he later served on the school board. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield where he gave his life to our Father...

  • Stiller

    Jul 24, 2024

    Linda Kay Stiller, 70, of Staunton, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2024. She was born on March 26, 1954 in Litchfield daughter of the Late Oscar and Willa (Smiley) Tretter. She was married to James Stiller and he precedes her in death. Linda worked as a Customer Service Manager at Wal-Mart in Glen Carbon for over 20 years. She was a member of Net Community Church in Staunton. She enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed and was a big fan of butterflies. Linda is survived by three sons, Dennis (Deawn)...

  • Harbaugh

    Jul 24, 2024

    George Perry Harbaugh, 84, of Dorchester, Ill., passed away at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center in Gillespie, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. He was born May 23, 1940, in Hettick, Ill. to John Lester and Iva Mae (Clark) Harbaugh and they preceded him in death. He married Darlene (Klein) Harbaugh on Jan. 5, 1962 in Appleton, Wis., and she survives. He was an Agricultural Mechanic for Heyen's Farm Implement and then Sievers Equipment. He also worked as a Chainer and in the Maintenance Department at Laclede Steel. George was a member of the...

  • Davis

    Jul 17, 2024

    Melvin “Mel” L. Davis, 80, of Litchfield, Ill., passed away at the Community Hospital of Staunton on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. He was born Oct. 5, 1943, in Divernon, Ill., the son of the Late Walter Davis and Opal (Bandy) Davis. He married his wife of 58 years, Merry Vath, on June 18, 1966 at the Litchfield Assembly of God Church and she survives. Melvin graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1961. As a young boy, he taught himself to play the guitar and he loved country mus...

  • Ooton

    Jul 17, 2024

    Ronald H. Ooton, 87, of Staunton, died at his residence in Staunton on Friday, July 12, 2024. He was born Oct. 21, 1936 in Worden, Ill., the son of the Late James L. Ooton, Sr. and Ardelia (Albrecht) Ooton. He married Robin (Williams) Ooton and she preceded him in death. He was a Superintendent for Shell Oil Refinery. Ronald was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a life long member of the Worden Christian Church. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed golf and watching Nascar. He is survived by his two sisters, Beth E. (William) Finke and...

  • Thomas

    Jul 17, 2024

    Doris J. Thomas, 97, of Staunton, died at the Community Hospital of Staunton on Monday, July 8, 2024. She was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Westervelt, Ill., the daughter of the Late Jessie Skiff and Florence (Martin) Skiff. She married Gaylord H. Thomas on Jan. 5, 1944 in Wood River and he preceded her in death Sept. 1984. She was a Postal Clerk at the Worden Post Office and at the Edwardsville Post Office. She was a member of the Staunton VFW Ladies Auxiliary and she was proud to have raised four boys. She is survived by four sons, Gary L....

  • Wotchko

    Jul 17, 2024

    Joseph A. Wotchko, 81, of Collinsville, Ill., passed away at Autumn Meadows of Cahokia in Cahokia Heights, Ill., on Sunday, July 7, 2024. He was born Sunday, Aug. 9, 1942 in Livingston, Ill., the son of Sylvester Wotchko and Frances (nee Ocepek) Cirar Wotchko Polovich and they preceded him in death. He married his wife Judy Wotchko of Collinsville and she survives. Joseph was a proud U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a Private and commercial licensed Pilot. Joseph worked as a Boiler Operator for...

  • Stewart

    Jul 17, 2024

    Michael Joe Stewart, 69, of Benld, Ill., passed away at his residence in Benld on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. He was born Feb. 22, 1955 in Staunton, Ill., the son of Jack Stewart and Pauline (Montgomery) Stewart and they preceded him in death. He married Terri Tomso of Benld on Nov. 12, 2000 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and she survives. He worked for the railway. He was a lover of his family and friends, his music, cooking and was a man of faith.. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer J...

  • Turner

    Jul 17, 2024

    Denny (McAfoos) Turner, 88, of Bunker Hill, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was born Jan. 19, 1936 in Alton, Ill., the daughter of Herbert McAfoos and Lucille (Cole) McAfoos and they preceded her in death. She married her spouse of 69 years Cecil M. Turner of Bunker Hill on March 12, 1955 in Alton and he survives. She graduated from Alton High School in January with the class of 1955. Not only was she a wonderful wife, Denny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Denny was a faithful believer of Jesus...

  • Whitten

    Jul 17, 2024

    Cheryl Ann Whitten, 66, of Hillsboro, died at her residence on Sunday, July 14, 2024. She was born Feb. 2, 1958 in Hillsboro the daughter of William “Bill” and Theresa (Jagosh) Whitely. William preceded her in death on May 12, 2011 and mother survives in Hillsboro. She married Mike Whitten on Feb. 26, 1977 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro and he survives. She graduated from Hillsboro High School with the class of 1976. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro and she...

  • Bushrow

    Jul 17, 2024

    Joseph A. Bushrow, 62, of Bunker Hill, died at his residence on Monday, July 8, 2024. He was born May 13, 1962, in Highland the son of the Late Harvey Bushrow and Eileen Ann (Johnson) Bushrow. He married Patricia Marie (Kirkwood) Bushrow on June 11, 2000 in Carlinville and she preceded him in death on June 17, 2016. He was a Sales Associate Manager for Parts Stop. Joseph was a hardworking, ambitious guy who loved his family and working on cars. He is survived by his two children, Shawnee Bushrow, Benld, and Devin (Jodi) Bushrow, Indiana; two...

  • MCPHD Hosting Pop-Up Clinic

    Jul 17, 2024

    For those that may have a child entering the following grades, they may need required immunizations for school: Kindergarten, Sixth grade and Twelfth grade. At the Mobile Medical Unit in the Maple Street Parking Lot located at 109 E. Maple Street, Gillespie, Ill. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. However, pre-registration is preferred but it is not mandatory. Walk-ins are definitely accepted as well. There will be Pop-Up Immunization Clinics on the following dates as well: Monday, July 29; and...

  • Craddick

    Jul 10, 2024

    Betty Jean Craddick, 88, of Benld, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024. She was born June 7, 1936 in Gillespie to Jeanie Steed and she preceded Betty in death. She married Harry Craddick on Sept. 25, 1954 at the Gillespie Methodist Church and he survives. She was a homemaker who enjoyed anything involving her family especially doting on her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-children. She is survived by her two sons, David (Betty Lynn) Craddick, Litchfield, and Robert (Anna) Craddick, O’Fallon, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Jenn...

  • Cox Jr

    Jul 10, 2024

    James E. "Jimbo" Cox Jr., 70, of Mt. Olive, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. He was born Oct. 23, 1953 in Granite City the son of James E. Sr. and Mary (Seeba) Cox and they preceded him in death. He married Paula (Basham) Cox on Dec. 4, 1971 in Granite City and she preceded him in death on June 15, 1993. James married Linda (Morgan) Cox of Mt. Olive, on Sept. 10, 1993 in Paris, Tenn., and she survives. James was a member of the Local 520 Operating Engineers. He was retired after having been a heavy equipment operator. He...

  • Hooser

    Jul 10, 2024

    Jerry Don Van Hooser, 81, of Alton, Ill., died at his residence on Sunday, June 30, 2024. He was born April 2, 1943, in Whitwell, Tenn., the son of Ernest L.Van Hooser and Lucille (Pennington) Van Hooser and they preceded him in death. He married his wife Frances G. (Russell) Van Hooser on June 19, 1963 in Waterlooo, Ill., and she preceded him in death on May 18, 2008. Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy after having served on the USS Albany. He was a material man for Dome Railway Services in Wood River for over 30 years. He enjoyed Nascar,...

  • Ripperda

    Jul 10, 2024

    Michelle A. Ripperda, 33, of Trenton, Ill., died at St. Joseph's Hospital located in Highland on Monday, June 24, 2024. Visitation services were held on Friday, June 28, 2024 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland and interment was held at Highland City Cemetery. Meridith Funeral Home of Highland was in charge of the arrangements....

  • Biggerstaff

    Jul 10, 2024

    Tami Ann Biggerstaff, of Urbandale, Iowa, formerly of Staunton, Ill., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024 due to a short, but strong fight against lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church located at 600 1st Ave. N., in Altoona, Iowa at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Following the memorial service, a celebration of life amongst family will occur. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Urbandale Performing...

  • Boatman

    Jul 10, 2024

    Anette Boatman, 90, of Riverton, Ill., passed away at her residence on Thursday, July 4, 2024. She was born May 8, 1934, in Germany the daughter of Gustav Drefs. She married Kenneth Boatman on Aug. 10, 1957 in Carlinville and he preceded her in death. She had worked for Weatherford Nursing Home in Carlinville and she had her own bakery out of her house. Anette was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her two children, Gene (Velma) Boatman, Sandia, Texas, and Linda Boatman, Riverton; four...

  • Beerup

    Jul 10, 2024

    Kenneth M. Beerup, 73, of Bunker Hill, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. He was born July 29, 1950 in Jacksonville, Ill., the son of Audie and Imogene (Pitchford) Beerup and they preceded him in death. He married Gala Danette (Kruemmelbein) Beerup on Jan. 14, 1969 in Carlinville, Ill. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force after having served during Vietnam. He was also a retired CPA. Kenneth enjoyed traveling, reading, hunting and spending time with friends. He is survived by his son,...

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